Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • developing work health and safety (WHS) policy
  • planning the Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) to incorporate return-to-work and injury management procedures and other elements relevant to the work area
  • communicating and explaining WHS policy and the WHSMS to others to facilitate their contribution in developing, implementing and evaluating the systems
  • implementing the plan
  • evaluating WHS performance and communicating the outcomes
  • reviewing and improving the WHSMS

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • elements of the organisation’s WHSMS with reference to the relevant commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice and standards
  • regulatory authority WHSMS tools, standards and guidance material and explain how they apply to the work area
  • importance of effective return-to-work and injury management in a WHSMS
  • limitations of a WHSMS, problems with WHSMS implementation and possible negative effects on WHS
  • organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems and how they apply to the work area